1986 Tourism 6

  A six-acre site was converted in 1985
 to a funpark which includes a carnival
 parade, fire-eaters, stilt-walkers and
 stunt-men.  The centrepiece is a space
 pavilion with James Bond buggies and a
 half-scale space module.  Survivors   
 from the former zoo include sea-lions,
 parrots and llamas, but the dolphins, 
 which were once the main attraction   
 here, have been removed, perhaps      
 because of animal-rights protests.    
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

Map of the area

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In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

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